Department of Art and Digital Media
William Greiner (1988)
B.F.A., 1981, Illinois State University
M.F.A., 1984, University of South Dakota
Scott Dombrowski (2004)
B.F.A., 1998, Savannah College of Art and Design
M.F.A., 2003, Savannah College of Art and Design
Patrick Kirk (2007)
B.A., 1978, Loras College
M.F.A., 2002, Iowa State University
Gary Thomas (2007)
B.F.A., 1997, Ball State University
M.F.A., 2000, Southern Illinois University
The Art majors are designed to provide both breadth (foundational study) and depth (specialization) within a Christian liberal arts program. The curriculum is structured to allow students to have flexibility in their search for concepts and art media most compatible with their needs and interests.
Olivet's Art program includes a balance of studio work, techniques, lab skills, and theory. The department provides preparation for students fulfilling general education requirements through advising and career preparation courses.
Career opportunities for Olivet Department of Art and Digital Media graduates include illustrating for companies, package design, interactive CDs and promotion, graphic advertising, graphic design, digital photography, and photojournalism. Olivet graduates in Art are employed as educators or by advertising companies, corporations designing and marketing new products, and government agencies.
The studio facilities in the Larsen Fine Arts Center provide excellent resources for painting, illustration, and ceramics. The center also houses the newly renovated dark room and the Brandenburg Art Gallery, where works of students, as well as regional artists, are exhibited. The Digital Media Center in Benner Library provides facilities for digital photography, digital graphics, and digital production and includes state-of-the-art computer graphics labs.
The Department of Art and Digital Media prepares students to become professionals, demonstrating a knowledge of depth with a well-rounded general education to meet the needs of a demanding work force. The focus of the program is on the preparation of artists who are uniquely expressive with concern for the spiritual elevation of global society of which they are a part.